The Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant (IPPG) is dedicated to providing support and guidance to aspiring young photographers as they embark on their professional journey in the field of photojournalism. Their mission is to offer financial assistance, mentorship, and ongoing support to promote their work effectively. By receiving the grant, photographers gain access to a valuable network of previous recipients and a community of individuals who share a deep commitment to the grant's purpose and recognize the significant role of photojournalism.
The origins of the grant trace back over three decades to honor the memory of Ian Parry, a courageous photojournalist who tragically lost his life at the age of 24 while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989.
Annually, they conduct an inclusive and globally accessible open call, inviting submissions from aspiring photographers worldwide. Through the IPPG, we aim to highlight and recognize emerging talents in the field of photojournalism, showcasing their unique perspectives and powerful storytelling abilities.
Winners of the Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant are bestowed with several valuable benefits and opportunities to advance their careers. These include:
Financial Support: Each winner will receive a generous grant of £10,000 to support their chosen project, enabling them to pursue their photojournalistic endeavors.
Equipment Loan: The IP grant winner will have access to a comprehensive range of photography equipment for a period of one year, facilitating the successful completion of their proposed project.
Inclusion in the Hamburg Portfolio Review: Recipients will have the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Hamburg Portfolio Review, gaining exposure and valuable feedback from renowned industry professionals.
Eligibility for the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image: Selected recipients are eligible for inclusion in the esteemed Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, further enhancing their visibility and networking opportunities.
London Portfolio Review: Recipients will have the privilege of engaging in a dedicated portfolio review session in London, conducted by leading experts in the industry. This valuable feedback and guidance contribute to their professional growth.
Personal Mentorship: Recipients will be paired with an industry expert who will serve as their mentor for an entire year. This personalized guidance and support will assist them in honing their skills, expanding their knowledge, and navigating the complexities of the industry.
Exhibition in London: The chosen project of each recipient will be exhibited in London, with the prints expertly produced by Canon. This exhibition provides a platform to showcase their work to a broader audience and gain recognition for their talent.
Panel Recognition: Furthermore, a selection of long-listed individuals each year will have their work spotlighted by the esteemed panel of industry judges. This acknowledgment and exposure can significantly contribute to their professional growth and reputation.
Tom Stoddart Award for Excellence: The judges hold the discretion to award the honorary Tom Stoddart Award for Excellence annually. This prestigious accolade recognizes exceptional talent and serves as a testament to the recipient's outstanding achievements.
LEGACY OF WAR Assignment: Recipients may also have the opportunity to undertake an assignment from LEGACY OF WAR, further broadening their professional experiences and contributing to their portfolio.
Exhibition at the Centre for British Photography: Additionally, recipients may have the chance to exhibit their work at the renowned Centre for British Photography, allowing for increased exposure and recognition within the industry.
Publication in The Guardian: The work of recipients may be featured in the esteemed publication, The Guardian, amplifying their reach and impact.
How to Apply
To be considered for the Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant, applicants must ensure that their submission includes the following essential information:
Personal Details: Provide your full name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, and personal telephone number. If applicable, include details of your college, course title, and course tutor.
Portfolio Submission: Prepare a portfolio consisting of 12 photographs, either presented as a cohesive photo essay or as individual photos that showcase your skills and photographic storytelling abilities.
Project Description: Include a comprehensive project description that provides detailed information about the portfolio you have uploaded for this application. Explain the themes, subjects, and narratives depicted in your work, offering insights into your creative process and approach. This description should be accompanied by 12 extended captions that provide context and additional information for each image.
Project Proposal: Clearly outline the project you intend to undertake if you are awarded the scholarship. Describe the subject matter, objectives, and significance of the project, emphasizing how it aligns with the principles of photojournalism and contributes to the field.
Extended Captions: Prepare a separate Word document containing extended captions for each image in your portfolio. These captions should offer in-depth explanations, relevant background information, and any pertinent details that enhance the viewer's understanding of the photographs.
Submission Guidelines: Carefully follow the instructions provided on our submission form to ensure that your application is complete and meets all the necessary requirements.
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